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Learn about maple syrup at Historic Daniel Boone Home on Feb. 9

Making maple syrup

Making maple syrup is easier than you may think. With the help of the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation staff, volunteers, and Hart Beet Farm, you can learn how to turn gallons of pure sap into edible sweet syrup.

Join us from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, February 9, for Hands-On Heritage: Making Maple Syrup at The Historic Daniel Boone Home near Defiance. Admission is free to this popular program.

Park staff have tapped the trees and gathered the liquid sap to demonstrate the historic process, which dates back to the 19thcentury. Guests can view the antique equipment used during that period and ask questions to the frontiersmen and women leading the program.

Guests also will learn the modern-day method of making maple syrup with Hart Beet Farm, a small, diversified farm in Eolia, MO, that grows a variety of clean gardening and food production. They will showcase the equipment they use to turn 40 gallons of sap into one gallon of edible maples syrup. A variety of delicious syrups will be available for purchase.

The program is free, educational, and open to all ages. For more information, call the parks department at 636-949-7535.

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